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Well after another weekend of fighting with my YFZ and it's carb issues I have had it. I'm offing it and getting a Sportsman. Back in the 90's I had a Polaris and always liked it, it was a Trail Boss 300 2x4. I rode it like a sport quad and had lots of fun and it went through a lot of stuff for being 2 wheel drive. Since then I always had sports quads so this is a new, but not new adventure. My question revolves around which 570, the regular or touring. I would love to start going riding with the wife but I don't want a quad that is so long it pushes in the corners on the trails. I see there are box type second seats that go on back racks for a passenger. So I'm looking for info on trail performance of the two chassis and what I can expect. Owners with some info would be appreciated, I know I have spoke with others a bit in other threads some, but this is a done deal now.
 

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The longer wheelbase is going to ride nicer....the guys i know that have them really like them and don't have any issues with handling the tight corners compared to a standard atv. The 6x6 is a different story, but that's a whole different animal.
 

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Not my vid but this one of the places I ride, so you can see what type of riding I do.


 

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My wife and i each have a touring. They ride nicer, pull hills nicer and is a REAL 2up. Not an unsafe conversion.

I took my seat off and replaced with a storage box and love it. My wife wants to do the same thing but she won't spend the money on the box..

To be honest, every now and then we do teeter at the top of a real sharp hill like you would find where somewhere dumped a pile of dirt to keep us out. (Ha, Ha,) This isn't a problem cause AWD solves the issues.

As far as tight trails they aren't a problem. They are only 4 inches longer. They look alot worse when riding with someone with a lot smaller quad.

It is only money, get the touring, you won't be sorry.
 

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if you're gonna ride a lot with a passenger you really should get a dedicated 2-up.. Reason being that with an after market seat on a 1-up machine, the passengers weight falls behind the center of the rear axle, making the unit unstable especially on rough terrain.. That's how flip overs happen.. Dedicated touring machines are designed so that the passengers weight is in front of the rear axle which prevents flip overs and makes the machine more stable.. I just made this point in another thread so for those reading this one sorry for the broken record statement.. Nothing wrong with an aftermarket seat on a 1-up if its on a rare occasion on fairly level ground and the driver knows what the heck they are doing.. Beyond that, you're asking for trouble..
 

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Why not the X2? Then you have a true 2 up with the ability to haul stuff in the box when it's just one.
 

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The trails in that video won't be an issue at all for a touring. It all looked pretty fast flowing and not very tight. I recently bought my 850 Touring after spending decades as a dedicated sport and race quad owner. You can't ride those types of trails quite as fast with a 4x4, but they are still very fun. This is my first 4x4 ever and I don't think I will ever buy a sport quad again.
If you can swing the extra coin for the touring you should do it. I have really enjoyed taking female passengers with me on occasion. They love the comfort of it. I am 6'3" 215lbs and I even think riding passenger is pretty plush.
 

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Thanks for the pointers guys, and as far as speed on the trails I rarely get past third gear on my 450 anyways.
 

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if the wife is gonna ride at all get the touring, she will thank you for it
 

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From other threads you know I like my touring. On the trails the 570 power is more than enough. Very very rarely will you hit WOT. It is very quick out of corners. Tires will make the difference when you talk about push but mainly with a passenger on uphill sections with sharp turns, mine will push to the point of where I have to 3 point it. But I have crazy grippy tires. When I'm alone it turns fine. But the pushes much less than a standard quad with seat on the back in the same spot. Plus that is so crazy dangerous of flipping backwards on hills.

I'm with easystreet though, I probably won't buy another sport quad. The new utilities are so capable, so smooth, and just as quick.
 

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From other threads you know I like my touring. On the trails the 570 power is more than enough. Very very rarely will you hit WOT. It is very quick out of corners. Tires will make the difference when you talk about push but mainly with a passenger on uphill sections with sharp turns, mine will push to the point of where I have to 3 point it. But I have crazy grippy tires. When I'm alone it turns fine. But the pushes much less than a standard quad with seat on the back in the same spot. Plus that is so crazy dangerous of flipping backwards on hills.

I'm with easystreet though, I probably won't buy another sport quad. The new utilities are so capable, so smooth, and just as quick.
I hear ya man, I used to laugh utilities. Then they surpassesd sport quads in technology and features. I mean look at like an old Big Bear 350 or Honda 350 from the early 90's. No suspension, drove like a tank, barely reached 40 mph or so. Now they are as fast as a sport quad, can go through more stuff, ride smoother, and you can plow your driveway..all in a days ride!!!
 

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the down sides I see to the 570 touring is that you have to keep the 2up seat on all of the time because its all one piece with the rest of the seat, no eps and no removable handholds. so unless you ride 2up a lot I would think it would be a pain. the xp touring models you can remove the seat and handholds to use the rack like a regular utility machine. or an x2 would work great too. but the 570's are sure priced right. good luck with your purchase!
 

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If you ride solo most of the time, you will look like a weiner diring around on a long ass machine with a seat on the back. imo.
 

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Lmao!
 

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Oh I was under the impression the backrest was removable.
the xp is, and i think the old touring models were, but the 570 is bolted on.
 

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i'm really enjoying my 570 touring. ive had a lot of different atvs and a ranger. the seat back being bolted on doesnt bother me at all. you get used to it after a while. The ride is super smooth
 

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Yeah, I'm in the same boat, trying to decide between standard 570 and touring 570. Polaris specs list a 5.5" wheelbase difference, but only a 3" overall length difference. Plus it's rated to carry 90 lbs more payload, but only weighs 15 lbs more. Also it comes with EBS standard. Seems like it's worth the $400 bucks more IMO. I even think it looks cooler, sort of stretched! I think I've made up my mind...
 
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